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Breast imaging radiologist, NICU nurse practitioner join faculty

Published on Thursday, November 10, 2016

Published on November 10, 2016

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

Susan Elizabeth Shamburger, M.D.


Dr. Susan Elizabeth Shamburger, a breast imaging radiologist most recently with the Breast Care Center in Tupelo, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of radiology.

After receiving her B.S. in biology magna cum laude from Mississippi College in 1998, Shamburger earned her M.D. at UMMC in 2002. She had a surgery residency at the Alton B. Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, from 2002-03 before becoming a bioterrorism and disaster planning consulting physician for the Mississippi Department of Health from 2003-04. She then had a radiology residency at UMMC from 2004-08, followed by a radiology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 2008-09.

Shamburger joined the Breast Cancer Center in 2009. In 2013, she became medical director of the breast cancer center and co-chair of the breast health subcommittee at NMMC.

An active member of the Society of Breast Imaging, the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America, Shamburger is the coauthor of four articles in peer-reviewed scientific publications.



Beverly L. Spicer, D.N.P.


Dr. Beverly L. Spicer, a nurse practitioner in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, has joined the UMMC faculty as an instructor in nursing.

After receiving the B.S.N. summa cum laude with nursing honors from the Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas, in 1992, Spicer earned the M.S.N. in pediatric primary care in 1999 and the M.S.N. in adult acute care in 2003 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She then earned the D.N.P. at UMMC in 2015.

An RN from 1993-99 and a nurse practitioner in the Liver Transplant Service from 2000-04 at University Hospital, Birmingham, Spicer came to UMMC in 2004 as a neurosurgery research nurse and nurse practitioner and became an NP in the NeuroScience ICU in 2005.

A member of Sigma Theta Tau and National Honor Society since 1991, Spicer is an active member of the American Nurses Association and the Mississippi Nurses Association. Recipient of the 2015 Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award, her research interests include the evaluation and use of a nurse-driven protocol for the removal of unnecessary indwelling urinary catheters.